adjective, grainier, grainiest.
resembling grain; granular.
full of grains or grain.
having a natural or simulated grain, as wood, wallpaper, etc.
Photography. (of a negative or positive) having a granular appearance.

1605–15; grain + -y1

graininess, noun Unabridged
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grainy (ˈɡreɪnɪ)
adj , grainier, grainiest
1.  resembling, full of, or composed of grain; granular
2.  resembling the grain of wood, leather, etc
3.  photog having poor definition because of large grain size

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Example sentences
The video that emerged is greenish and grainy but to these researchers it is
  pure gold.
The grainy footage showed surfers throwing dynamite in a river and surfing on
  the resulting waves.
Feist's voice is gentle but grainy, and full of emotion.
Her fingers were grainy with the watermelon she'd been slicing.
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